Connect with us


Track Review: Jessica Reedy ‘Can’t Hold Me Back’

Reedy is strong, resilient, and a survivor.

Jennifer Dixon



It has been a long, emotional journey for Jessica Reedy and after a five year hiatus, she is back with her latest single, “Can’t Hold Me Back.” This time around, the Michigan native — best known for songs “Put It On The Altar” and “Better” — is speaking her truth, walking in faith, and trusting God.

Reedy writes this track and as the song starts, there is an authenticity that pours out of the lyrics. She sings, “Satan you tried to spread your lies/Thought your lies would stop my rise/But your lies couldn’t hold me back/You threw a lot of dirt/Hoping that would stop my work/But your dirt couldn’t hold me back”

The 30-year old singer gets up close and personal with this record talking about her career, relationships, family, and so much more. Reedy’s powerful, but sensational voice drips with sincerity.

Her incredible vocal runs touch something from within my soul, that I just cannot explain. Reedy is always inspiring people through her music by sharing her experiences, remaining hopeful, and keeping God in the center. These precious moments remind people of their purpose and why they are here on this earth.

I have been a fan of Reedy ever since she rose to fame on the second season of BET’s competition Sunday Best in 2009. After finishing as runner-up, she released two incredible albums From The Heart and Transparent, which solidified her place in the music industry.

Her newest single is a true testament of how she did not allow the obstacles to deter her from achieving her dreams. Despite everything Reedy has been through, she keeps preserving. What makes Reedy’s return so significant is that she has not only spreading a positive message, but telling her extraordinary testimony.

Reedy knows that she is not perfect, and is not afraid to admit it. She continues to embrace her flaws, love herself, and strengthen her relationship with God. Reedy is strong, resilient, and a survivor. This track teaches people a valuable lesson that no matter how difficult life becomes, you have to keep going.

If you obsess over singers and bands, and are one of those people who make a playlist for every occasion, join CMN’s Music Journalism Course and get real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to music industry insiders, and a great place to display build your portfolio. Get all the details on the Music Journalism Course here.

Jennifer is a graduate student studying English at Governors State University. She loves music and writing, which fueled her interest for a career in music journalism. She is currently working towards finishing her degree. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music, shopping, and advocating for those with Cerebral Palsy.

CMN Reports

Education5 days ago

California Will Require All of Its Public Universities to Offer the Abortion Pill On Campus

The Golden State expands women's healthcare choices on campus.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 week ago

California Becomes the 1st State to Make HIV Prevention Drugs Available Over-The-Counter

The Golden State progresses towards reducing HIV/AIDS.

by , The Catholic American University
Business1 week ago

California Will Allow Its Own Cities and Counties To Open Their Own Public Banks

The Golden State alongside North Dakota leads the way in public banking.

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 weeks ago

Abortion Fully Decriminalized Across The Nation of Australia

The country's most populous state is giving women choices in healthcare.

by , The Catholic American University
Free Speech4 weeks ago

Meet The Young People Against Socialism in America

A new conservative youth group takes on the rise of American socialism.

by , The Catholic American University
Government4 weeks ago

Meet the Progressive Rugby Player and Veteran Taking on the Democratic Establishment in New York

This Queens candidate wants to put his community first.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20201 month ago

This Progressive Truck Driver is Challenging a Democratic Incumbent in Washington State

This young working class truck driver is taking on the Democratic Party establishment in Olympia, Washington.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20201 month ago

The State of Maine Will Use Ranked-Choice Voting for Future Presidential Elections

The Pine Tree State progresses towards more electoral reform.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers

1 Step 1

Copyright © College Media Network